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Print Manager
  • From: Roger Penn <poohbear@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 13:51:56 -0700
  • Message-id: <4106C06C.7010904@xxxxxxxxxx>
I'm new to SuSE and KDE both, having just migrated from Red Hat/Gnome. I'm also new to CUPS, having alwasy used LPRng.

I'm wondering what is the purpose of the Print Magager in the KDE menu? In order to configure the print server, it asks for a user and password, but no valid user/password you give it works! I went into the print manager under CUPS Server configuration and entered the password for root and checked the box that said "store password in configuration file" but it still doesn't work. It tells me "Unable to retrieve configuration file from the CUPS server. You probably don't have the access permissions to perform this operation" WTF? If root doesn't have permission, who the hell does?

If I try to restart the server, it then asks me for the root password. When I enter it here, it works fine, and restarts the server. But the minute I try to configure the server, it tells me authentications failed, I don't have permission.

So I guess I'm wondering, what is the point of this utility if no one can use it, and is there a better utility I don't know about to configure the print server, or do I have to study up on CUPS and start writing configuration files manually? Anyone else have this problem?

Roger Penn

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